City Guide

Istanbul Travel Guide:

Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in the world and it is not surprising: it was the capital of three empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman !! Let yourself be conquered by the history of ancient Civilizations and its natural treasures: the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

Visiting Information:

Visa information for tourists; please visit following official website, http://www.mfa.gov.tr/. Its mandatory to carry ID or Passport at all times during your visit. When visiting mosques, follow the dress codes posted outside of the each one. Turkish Currency is YTL ₺, for detailed information review official website and PDF file https://www.tcmb.gov.tr/.

Electrical outlet type is 230 volts at 50 Hertz and plug types are C and F. You may need some special converters, adapters to allow the appliances or devices to work properly.

Driving is on the right hand side. Visitors can drive with their international driving license. If you choose to rent a car and drive in Turkey, you should have your driving license, passport and insurance documents of vehicle.

Emergency Phone Numbers: Police: 155, Gendarmerie: 156 (if you are in a rural area), Ambulance: 112, Fire: 110

Following lists have information about other state owned museums, landmarks, and useful links for your guidance.

Enjoy your visit !!
  • National Palaces/Pavilions Museums
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  • Dolmabahçe Palace Museum
  • Address:Visnezade Mahallesi, Dolmabahce Cd.,
    34357 İstanbul Phone:+90(212)2369000

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  • Beylerbeyi Palace Museum
  • Address:Beylerbeyi, Abdullahaga Cd., 34676 Uskudar/İstanbul Phone:+902163219320

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  • Yıldız Palace Museum
  • Address:Barbaros Bulvari, Serencebey Yokusu No:62, Besiktas/İstanbul Phone:+90(0212)2583080

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  • Topkapı Palace Museum
  • Address:Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Phone:+902125120480

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  • Aynalıkavak Pavilion Museum
  • Address:Hasköy, Aynalı Kavak Cd., 34445 Beyoglu/İstanbul Phone:+90(212)2369000

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  • Beykoz Mecidiye Pavilion Museum
  • Address:Yalıköy, Beykoz Kasrı, 34820 Beykoz/İstanbul Phone:+902122369000

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  • Ihlamur Pavilions Museum
  • Address:Teşvikiye Mahallesi, Av. Süreyya Ağaoğlu Sk. No 80, 34365 Şişli/İstanbul Phone:+902122595086

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  • Küçüksu Pavilion Museum
  • Address:Kücüksu Cad. No:12 34815 Beykoz, İstanbul Phone:+902163323303

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  • Maslak Pavilions Museum
  • Address:Darüşşafaka, Büyükdere Cad., 34457 Şişli/Istanbul Phone:+902123461909

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  • Metropolitan Municipality Museums
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  • Basilica Cistern Museum
  • Address: Yerebatan Cd., Alemdar Mh. 1/3 34410 Fatih/İSTANBUL Phone:+90(212)5121570

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  • Şerefiye (Theodosius) Cistern Museum
  • Address:Binbirdirek Mh., Piyer Loti Cd. No:2/1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul Phone:+902125686080

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  • Panorama 1453 History Museum
  • Address:Merkez Efendi Mh., Topkapı Kültür Park İçi Yolu, 34015 Zeytinburnu/İstanbul Phone:+902124151453

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  • Tekfur (Porphyrogenitus) Palace Museum
  • Address:Ayvansaray Mh., Şişhane Cd. 34087 Fatih/İstanbul Phone:+902125256130

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  • Miniatürk Museum
  • Address:Örnektepe Mh., İmrahor Cd. No.7 Sütlüce 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul Phone:+902122222882

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  • Turkish World Cultural Quarter Museum
  • Address:Maltepe Mh., Topkapı Kültür Parkı Osmanlı Evleri Topkapı/İstanbul Phone:+902124670700

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  • State Owned/Trustee Leased Landmarks
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  • Galata Tower
  • Address: Bereketzade, Galata Kulesi, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul Phone:+90(212)2938180

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  • Maiden's Tower (Leander's Tower)
  • Address:Salacak, Üsküdar Salacak Mevkii, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul Phone:+902163424747

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